KARACHI - Sindh Assembly will bring forth, in its next session, a resolution for up-gradation of Sindh Medical College as a full fledged university, said Deputy Speaker of the provincial assembly, Shehla Raza during a ceremony arranged, by SMC Alumni Association Pakistan, on Saturday evening.

The program organized to mark the 39th anniversary of the college was also attended by an SMC graduate and Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Sindh Secretary for Health, S. Hashim Raza Zaidi, President, PMA - Sindh, Dr. Samrina Hashmi, faculty members of the college, graduates and under graduates of the college. Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza assured that SMC would definitely be granted the status it deserves.

“This is the college established by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who well understood the needs of people and had the will to get these materialized,” she said.

The deputy speaker said that not only a resolution for up-gradation of SMC will be brought forth in the very next session of the assembly but it would (hopefully) also be unanimously adopted.

Shehla Raza also assured that legal and constitutional procedures required to grant university status to SMC, through presentation and adoption of a bill, will be initiated without any necessary delay.

“The facts that SMC over the years has emerged to be one of the best medical colleges of the country and has produced over 10,000 graduates can not be overlooked,” she said.

Federal Minister Dr. Farooq Sattar, a strong supporter for university status for SMC urged the students and graduates to make concrete efforts for achievement of the much cherished goal.

President, PMA - Sindh, Dr. Samrina Hashmi, expressed full support on PMA’s behalf towards the cause of Sindh Medical University.

The ceremony was attended among others by Dr. Nusrat Anis, Dr. Sameer Qureishi, Prof. Tariq Rafi, Dr. Qaisar Sajjad.

On the occasion a debate and poster competition was also arranged and was largely participated by the SMC students.